Seven women achievers on International Women’s Day took over the official Twitter handle of PM Modi while he signed off for a day.
‘Greetings on International Women’s Day! We salute the spirit and accomplishments of our Nari Shakti.
As I’d said a few days ago, I’m signing off. Through the day, seven women achievers will share their life journeys and perhaps interact with you through my social media accounts’ he said.
Sneha Mohandoss, Founder of FoodBank was the first woman to take over PM’s Twitter handle. FoodBank is a chennai-based group that feeds the homeless. Her NGO provides home cooked food to the poor and needy.
At the age of 13, Malvika Iyer met with a fatal bomb blast accident in Bikaner. The accident severely damaged both her legs and blew off her hands. Yet she worked hard and completed her PhD. Malvika is a motivational speaker, a disability rights activist, and a model striving to make fashion accessible to all.
Arifa is working towards reviving the traditional Namda crafts of Kashmir. According to her this is the means to empower the local women. She feels its important for women to become self reliant and to help other women.
Kalpana Ramesh works towards the problem of water scarcity and promotes spreading awareness for water conservation. Its overwhelming to know how she uses her architectural sense in building modern homes where rain water harvesting is a prime necessity. A Hyderabad-based architect, Ramesh runs a city-based project to conserve lakes and rivers.
Vijay Pawar is an artisan from the Banjara community of rural Maharasthra and has an inspiring story to share. She is working towards empowering other women, and at the same time helps in conservation of this wonderful needlecraft.
Veena Devi helps other women in Munger, Bihar to do organic farming of mushrooms at home. Her self sufficient farming techniques has helped many women to become self sufficient across the village .
Kalavati Devi, who hails from Kanpur, works towards the problem of open defecation. The way she worked and convinced everyone around her to use toilets, is a great example of how you should never give up on what you really want to achieve.
Hats off to all these women who have overcome various barriers. They have not only made a mark for themselves but have also helped other women to grow and sustain.
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